Financial Aid & Scholarships

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GRCC students receive an education that rivals top Michigan universities for a fraction of the cost. We are committed to ensuring your education is financially possible by working with you to identify grant, scholarship and loan options unique to your needs and academic goals.

Your first step to qualify for most financial aid programs is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to see if you are one of the millions of students that qualify each year.

*NEW*  FAFSA is now available on your mobile device by downloading the myStudentAid mobile app.

If you need help filling out the FAFSA or determining which financial aid options are best for you, schedule an appointment with one of our financial aid specialists or walk in during Enrollment Center business hours.

  • Taking classes during the Fall 2019, Winter 2020, or Summer 2020 semesters? Fill out the 2019-2020 FAFSA based on your 2017 income information. Or download the myStudentAid app.
  • A new Repayment Plan is available to all federal student loan borrowers.
  • State aid recipients: Starting in the 2018-2019 school year you must complete a FAFSA to be considered for any form of state aid.

 

Important News and Dates

 

New Secure File Upload for Financial Aid Forms

Students can now upload their financial aid forms via their Online Center:

  1. Sign into your Online Center.
  2. Select the Financial Aid tile.
  3. Select "Submit Files to Financial Aid” and upload your file.

Fall 2019 Financial Aid Calendar

Event

Date

Financial Aid Priority Date

Three weeks prior to due date

Initial eBill Notifications Emailed to Students

July 8, 2019

Tuition Due Date

July 31, 2019

Bookstore Charges and Raider Card Transfers

August 19, 2019

through September 6, 2019

Fall Semester Start Date

August 26, 2019

Last Day for FACTS Payment Plan

August 30, 2019

Census Date

September 9, 2019 (Midnight)

Pell Grants and first half of Direct Loans* September 27, 2019
2nd half of Fall only Direct Loans** October 25, 2019

*Students with Fall/Winter loans will receive their Fall balance on September 27, 2019, unless they are enrolled in ALL late starting classes. In most instances, students enrolled in all late starting classes will receive their Fall balance within a week of their classes starting.

**Students with Fall-only loans will receive their balance in two disbursements.

 

Winter 2020 Financial Aid Calendar

Event

Date

Financial Aid Priority Date

Three weeks prior to due date

Initial eBill Notifications Emailed to Students

November 11, 2019

Tuition Due Date

December 4, 2019

Bookstore Charges and Raider Card Transfers

January 6-January 24, 2020

Winter Semester Start Date

January 13, 2020

Last Day for FACTS Payment Plan

January 17, 2020

Census Date (midnight)

January 27, 2020

Pell Grants and first half of Direct Loans* February 14, 2020
2nd half of Winter-only Direct Loans** March 20, 2020

*Students with Fall/Winter loans will receive their Winter balance on February 14, 2020, unless they are enrolled in ALL late starting classes. In most instances, students enrolled in all late starting classes will receive their Winter balance within a week of their classes starting.

**Students with Winter-only loans will receive their balance in two disbursements.